Chiron entered Pisces at 3.10pm (UK time) on the 8th of February 2011 where he will stay until 17th April 2018.
On the day that Chiron limped into Pisces (April 20th 2010), ‘Deepwater Horizon’ oil rig exploded after a methane gas leak, killing 11 men. The results were environmentally catastrophic. The symbolism was highly evocative with Chiron representing a deep wound that cannot be healed and Pisces ruling over water, gas, loss and poisoning.
The last time Chiron was in Pisces was the early sixties, covering the Summer of Love, the mass use of LSD, the cry for peace, flower power and psychedelic music. The Vietnam war raged and President Kennedy was assassinated. In Chiron and the Healing Journey, Melanie Reinhart comments on how war has featured in the last few cycles of Chiron in Pisces.
“…racism and the abuse of human rights provoke strong emotions of guilt, fear, anger and sorrow in us. They are everything that divide man and betrays our underlying sense of unity; thus they typify at a collective level the wound of Chiron in Pisces…”p 178
As I write today, President Mubarak of Egypt has finally bowed to the power of the people – a wounded mass who collectively envisioned healing. With Chiron still conjunct Neptune in Aquarius, the revolution was essentially one of peace. Whilst there have been human sacrifices and they can never be forgotten, I was struck by a report in The Guardian which commented:-
“The most sublime moment occurred when Muslims and Coptic Christians engaged in common prayer on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, chanting “We are one!”
Chiron in Pisces reminds us that we are unequivocally alone yet we are also inseparable. In this paradoxical state, he encourages humanity to heal its own wounds in order the heal the sense of separation between us and the divine. There can be no delusions, no sentimentality, humanity must dive into the collective unconscious and face all that resides there.
The astrological glyph for Chiron is the key. Entering Pisces the symbolism is clear – we are the key to our own salvation, we already hold the key to unlocking the door to peace. Perhaps the wars noted above came because humanity didn’t take the opportunity offered – perhaps we simply weren’t ready. Perhaps Chiron at the time could only show us peace by showing us its opposite. As half man, half beast, Chiron understands the psychic bind of duality. Like Chiron, we humans must learn to live with our own duality – love and hate, wild and tame. The world we have built for ourselves treads upon our collective toes, taps into deeper primal instincts.
Chiron may call attention to the deep human psyche and its potential for healing. We may see issues connected to how we deal with mental health problems raised, the prison system may be called into question. As a society we may become more escapist or more spiritual. The wounded healer offers to lead us through the rain, parting the mists as he imparts wisdom.
In the birth chart, Chiron can show where you strive for authenticity. By understanding and healing our wounds we can fulfil our human potential and in turn offer a healing hand to others.
Chiron’s entry into Pisces has been explosive and life changing. I know that as I watched the crowds gather in Egypt I felt a great swelling of emotion in my heart, a kind of pride for humanity and what it can achieve when boundaries are transgressed and unity is promoted. The wounds between us can be healed and Chiron will show us the way.